First looks: Elephone G7 & P3000S smartphones

First looks: Elephone G7 & P3000S smartphones

Chinese phone maker Elephone is entering the local market with two smartphones, the G7 and P3000S. Equipped with midrange specs and affordable price tags, can Elephone attract the wallets and interest of consumers away from the competition? Here are our first impressions.

YotaPhone 2: When one screen is not good enough

YotaPhone 2: When one screen is not good enough

8.0

The YotaPhone 2 is no ordinary Android smartphone; it comes with not one, but two displays - one on the front, the other on the rear. The YotaPhone 2 also packs notable specs, but more importantly, is this the smartphone concept of the future? We find out!

ASUS MeMO Pad 8 (ME581CL) - Compact and Speedy Intel Tablet

ASUS MeMO Pad 8 (ME581CL) - Compact and Speedy Intel Tablet

8.0

ASUS is taking the 8-inch tablet segment seriously with its MeMO Pad 8, which is powered by the latest Intel Atom 64-bit "Moorefield" processor and Android 4.4 KitKat. With the entry of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, is there still space for the ASUS MeMO Pad 8? We find out in this review.

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 phablet - Huawei goes big and premium

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 phablet - Huawei goes big and premium

8.0

With the 6-inch Ascend Mate 7, Huawei officially enters the premium phablet market which is dominated by the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, LG G3 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The Chinese company also stepped up its game with the in-house HiSilicon Kirin 925 octa-core chipset, a rear fingerprint sensor and 4G LTE CAT 6 support. How does the Ascend Mate 7 fare against the competition? Find out in this review.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha: A beautiful metal experiment with the wrong price

Samsung Galaxy Alpha: A beautiful metal experiment with the wrong price

7.5

The Galaxy Alpha smartphone is Samsung's experiment on using metal for its body construct and is positioned to compete against the iPhone 6. Does Samsung's experimentation with the 4.7-inch Alpha pay off? We investigate.

OnePlus One: A cheaper, better, faster phone that you cannot readily purchase

OnePlus One: A cheaper, better, faster phone that you cannot readily purchase

8.5

"Never Settle" being OnePlus One's motto, it promises to deliver a stock Android experience, while empowering users to tweak and maximize the utility and power of the mobile phone. Does it live up to its motto? We find out in this review.

Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact: Good performance in two different packages

Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact: Good performance in two different packages

Following the retail of Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 and Apple's iPhone 6 devices, Sony's six-month refresh cycle sees the availability of the Xperia Z3 and its smaller counterpart, the Z3 Compact. Competition in the market is fiercer than ever, but how do the new Sony smartphones fare? We have the details for you!

HWZ readers go hands-on with ASUS ZenFone 5 LTE in an exclusive session!

HWZ readers go hands-on with ASUS ZenFone 5 LTE in an exclusive session!

85 HardwareZone members attended an exclusive hands-on session with the ASUS ZenFone 5 LTE and were among the first in Singapore to test out the new smartphone and its updated features. Check out what took place at the event!

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 vs. Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 -  which tablet should you buy?

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 vs. Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 - which tablet should you buy?

Within a span of four months, Samsung unveiled two very similar Android tablets - the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 and the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 into the local market. If you are shopping for an 8-inch Samsung tablet, which one is a better buy? Let's find out in this shootout.

Is Butterfly 2 the best HTC smartphone yet?

Is Butterfly 2 the best HTC smartphone yet?

8.5

We had a few days with the just announced HTC Butterfly 2 and we feel that it melds the best of the old Butterfly series and the new One series. Here's our take on the Butterfly 2, which could be HTC's best smartphone yet this year.

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